Prostate Health

Understanding Your Prostate

The Basics
Prostate Exams
Improving Prostate Health

The Basics

Problems with the gland are almost inevitable, but there are ways to keep it healthy.

Can no treatment be a good treatment? Yes. And it works for people with certain diagnoses.

Cancer screening guidelines have changed significantly. Detection methods have followed suit.

Elevated prostate-specific antigen test results can point to cancer, but not in every case.

Prostate Exams

A urologist explains the digital rectal exam and why men need one for cancer screening.

Doctors recommend MRI to avoid many biopsies and check the accuracy of the necessary ones.

A DRE doesn't take long, shouldn't be painful and is decidedly beneficial. Don't avoid it.

High prostate-specific antigen levels often are indicative of less serious issues.

Improving Prostate Health

If you want to stay away from prescription meds, try a few remedies that nature offers.

Some research suggests there may be benefits, but the correlation is still being explored.

As part of an overall regimen, the practice may yield physical, mental and sexual rewards.

Making even small changes to what you do (and don't) eat can improve the gland's health.

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